A Wood Curtain Wall is Warm and Friendly
A wood curtain wall can add a warm traditional feel or open contemporary look to any room in your office or home. Often a more preferred choice than a glass wall, it can be a bit more expensive. However, a wood curtain wall can save the client substantially on labor and time compared to what fabricating a glass wall on site would cost. For example- it is quite easy to create nine inches of framing between glass on a glass wall system. Yet, with a wood curtain wall that size is reduced to 2”- resulting in seven full inches more glass for each window lite. What does that mean for you? A more expansive view and a distinctively unique window system in your home that is both elegant and breathtakingly beautiful.
At Hawkeye Windows and Doors, all of our wood curtain walls are engineered at the factory as a system. All wind and glass loads are calculated into the system as it is manufactured- this way you won’t need additional mulls and reinforcing at the jobsite. One important feature that needs to be considered with your wood curtain wall is the moisture drainage and flashing. Our system is designed and manufactured with these features in mind as it relates to moisture drainage and flashing details; which are pre-planned and outlined in the shop drawings. In contrast, glass wall units assembled on site, have the the water migration and control aspects of your project handled by laborers on site.
Furniture Quality Posts
Our wood curtain wall also features posts that can span 26’ as a single unit and, when stacked, may continue rising up the side of the building. The wood posts are finished to a furniture grade luster from top to bottom, creating an exquisite wall of glass. This splendid and efficient system is so far beyond what an aluminum curtain wall can produce, the initial price often becomes inconsequential.
Rest assured, all our products at Hawkeye Windows and Doors can be interfaced with our wood curtain wall. We can install our entry doors, tilt-turn patio, tilt-slide patio and our folding doors with all our windows systems. Equally important, the inside of our curtain wall is crafted with beautifully finished wood. The exterior is clad in heavy aluminum with a range of colors that will exceed your expectations, including a woodgrain powder coat to simulate the natural grain of wood in a maintenance free item. We are also experts when it comes to color coordination. The horizontal members of the curtain wall can be finished in a base color while the vertical members my take on another color for an outstanding effect. Furthermore, the curtain wall framing may have a select color with the window and door sashes or any operational unit may be applied with a separate color. With the choice of colors we offer for your wood curtain wall, the possibilities truly are endless.
If you want to fit the right wood curtain wall in your home or office, give our experts at call at Hawkeye Windows and Doors!